Knee Joint Injections
What are Knee Joint Injections?
Knee joint injections involve injecting medication directly into the knee joint. These injections contain a blend of a corticosteroid and a local anesthetic, working together to reduce inflammation and provide immediate relief from pain.
What Can Knee Joint Injections Treat?
These injections are especially effective in treating various painful conditions, including:
Osteoarthritis: A degenerative joint disease that wears away the protective cartilage in the knee.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: A chronic inflammatory disorder affecting the knee joint.
Bursitis: Inflammation of the small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the knee joint.
Tendonitis: Inflammation or irritation of the tendons around the knee.
How is it Administered?
The procedure for knee joint injections is fairly simple and performed in-office:
Cleaning: The area will be cleaned with antiseptic to prevent infection.
Anesthesia: A local anesthetic will be applied to numb the injection site.
Injection: Using a thin needle, I will inject the medication directly into the joint space.
Aftercare: You may experience temporary relief immediately, with full benefits often occurring within a few days.
What are the Risks?
Though knee joint injections are generally safe, like all medical procedures, there are some risks and side effects:
Infection: Though rare, infections can occur.
Bleeding: Minor bleeding at the injection site.
Allergic Reactions: Some might experience an allergic reaction to the medication.
Temporary Pain Increase: Some patients may experience a temporary increase in pain following the injection.
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